Author: Derek Hansen

EARTHBOUND Finally Heads to the Nintendo Virtual Console!!

Yes that’s right, grab you bat and red hat as ( MOTHER2 ギーグの逆襲 Mazā Tsū: Gīgu no Gyakushū ) or better know as EARTHBOUND in the America and Europe is heading your way! Today the president of NINTENDO Satoru Iwata announced that Earthbound is coming to the Virtual Console sometime in 2013. Fans have been banning together for years to see another EARTHBOUND stateside. It may not be MOTHER 3 which was released in japan in 2006 for the GBA,  but this is a huge victory for the Fans and for all gamers! Directed by Shigesato Itoi, EARTHBOUND was released in 1994...

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Top 10 Video Games of 2012

This year we saw a lot of great games come out as well as a fair amount of them that did not quite  live up to the hype surrounding them. I can safely say that I played most games that I have wanted to this year with the exception of FAR CRY 3. Below is my top 10 games that I actually played this year. 10. TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON Publisher/Developer : Activision/ High Moon Studio (Mercenary Technology on PC) Available on : PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC Release Date: August 21, 2012 No Michael Bay…check. No Shia LaBeouf…check… Sounds...

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CYBERPUNK 2077 Teaser Trailer

Recently, Developer CD POJEKT RED (THE WITCHER and THE WITCHER 2) released a teaser trailer of their new upcoming RPG CYBERPUNK 2077. I can’t tell you how excited I am for this! I freaking love cyberpunk whether it’s in Book form, Movies, or Games. I’ve been hungry for a new cyberpunk game since beating DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION. S0 when this game was announced last year I was like “O heck yes!” [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P99qJGrPNLs[/youtube] Base on the pen and paper game Cyberpunk 2020 (1988) created by Mike Pondsmith, CYBERPUNK 2077 will be an open world game with a mature non...

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Today Marks the 20th Anniversary of STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE

Today Marks the 20th anniversary of the premiere of STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE which first aired on January 3, 1993 and has since had a successful 7 season run ending on June 2, 1999. Winning 4 prime-time Emmys, another 10 achievement awards, and 49 overall nomations. STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE takes place during 2369 till 2375 on the Star Trek timeline. The story follows Captain Benjamin Sisko played by Avery Brooks as he now commands the once Cardassian space station Terok Nor, which is now under the Bajoran Provisional Government. Terok Nor was built by Bajoran slaves...

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Nerd Rants: Just Who is That Man in the STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Trailer?

Paramount recently released a new image of the up coming J.J. Abrams film STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS. The image shows Chirs Pine as Kirk, Zachery Quinto as Spock, and the mysterious new villain played by Benedict Cumberbatch as he is being held in the brig. The image itself doesn’t give much away as it’s in the trailer, BUT  it was the caption provided by paramount that has the Trek forms going to red alert. The character’s name is….. John Harrison. Wait what ? Who’s that? So I did some digging and the closest I could find was… John Harriman. John Harriman...

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Sony Ceases Playstation 2 Distribution After a 12 Year Run

It’s a sad week in video game history as Sony has ceased shipping of the PLAYSTATION 2 console to the Japanese market last Friday bringing an end to system’s 12-year run. The PS2 launched on March 4th in Japan, October 26th in North America, and November 24th in Europe of 2000. The PS2 knocked out the competition that stood before (SEGA DREAMCAST, NINTENDO 64) and gave a long-lasting stronghold over the game market for years to come. The PS2 has sold over 150 million units worldwide Making it the largest selling home console system to date. I loved my PS2...

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MASS EFFECT: PARAGON LOST Movie Review

MASS EFFECT: PARAGON LOST is an animated action/ Sci-Fi film directed by Atsushi Takeuchi ( STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS – ep: The Lair of General Grievous) with the voice talent of Freddie Prinze Jr. (I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER). The film is based on the Mass Effect game franchise. The story follows the character Lieutenant James Vega who first appears in the 3rd Mass Effect game. I freaking Love the Mass Effect franchise, played all the games, read the comics, and even read the novels. Heck! Its amazing how robust the game’s back story is. I...

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